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    • The trapper and the Indians

    • A naked man, the trapper John Colter, stands with arms raised and faces Native American (Blackfeet, Siksika) men who run toward him with spears, tomahawks and shields. Shows prickly pear cactus and shrubs on the ground in Gallatin County near the...
    • Indians of North America--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Siksika Indians--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Gallatin County (Mont.)--1810-1820.; Confrontations--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Fighting--Montana--Gallatin...
    • 1856 May 10
    • The city of San Francisco, California, from Second Street, above Folsom

    • Men ride horseback and men, women and children promenade near a park above San Francisco, California. Shows houses and commercial buildings. Ships in San Francisco Bay are in the distance.
    • San Francisco (Calif.)--1850-1860.; Cities & towns--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; City & town life--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Horseback riding--California--San Francisco--1850-1860.; Parks--California--San...
    • 1857 July 11
    • Mining life in California

    • Chinese miners, some in coolie hats sit or stand near tents, or mine near a lake, in an unidentified mining camp in California. One man shaves a miners head, another braids a mans queue. Two miners cook over an open campfire near their tent. A...
    • Chinese--California--1850-1860.; Dance parties--California--1850-1860.; Hairdressing--California--1850-1860.; Miners--California--1850-1860.; Mining camps--California--1850-1860.; Outdoor cookery--California--1850-1860.
    • 1857 October 3
    • Indian delegation at White House

    • Native American (Sioux, Pawnee, Potawatomi, and Sac & Fox) men pose with white men near the White House in Washington, D. C. The Native American men wear leggings, blankets, bead necklaces, fur pelts, hats, feather roaches, and headdresses.
    • White House (Washington, D.C.)--1850-1860.; Dakota Indians--Washington (D.C.)--1850-1860.; Indians of North America--Washington (D.C.)--1850-1860.; Pawnee Indians--Washington (D.C.)--1850-1860.; Potawatomi--Washington (D.C.)--1850-1860.;...
    • 1858 January 1
    • 1st office of Rocky Mt. News

    • Five men stand in front of the Rocky Mountain News building near 1301 Walnut Street in the Auraria neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows a single story wood frame building with brick chimney. Four men wear dark suits and straw boaters or bowlers....
    • Rocky Mountain News--Buildings--1850-1860.; Auraria (Denver, Colo.)--1850-1860.; Denver (Colo.)--1850-1860.; Men--Colorado--Denver--1850-1860.; Newspaper industry--Colorado--Denver--1850-1860.
    • 1859
    • RMN office of early days

    • View of the Rocky Mountain News building near 1301 Walnut Street in the Auraria neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Shows a single story wood frame building with brick chimney.
    • Rocky Mountain News--Buildings--1850-1860.; Auraria (Denver, Colo.)--1850-1860.; Denver (Colo.)--1850-1860.; Newspaper industry--Colorado--Denver--1850-1860.
    • 1859
    • Corner Blake & 15th

    • Horse-drawn covered wagons are parked near buildings at 15th (Fifteenth) and Blake Streets in downtown Denver, Colorado. Signs on the wood frame buildings read: "Platte House," "Keith & Bond Auction Commission & Storage," and "Meat Market [?]...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Covered wagons--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1860
    • Blake Street F & G Sts.

    • Horse-drawn wagons are parked near buildings on Blake Street in downtown Denver, Colorado. Signs on the buildings read: "Wholesale Groceries," "H. Burton Storage & Commission," and "Missouri House."
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1860
    • Denver

    • Horse-drawn wagons are parked near buildings on Blake Street in downtown Denver, Colorado. Oxen and horses are beside wagons. Signs on frame and brick commercial buildings read: "Wholesale Groceries," "H. Burton Storage & Commission," and "Missouri...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1860-1870.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Commercials streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1860
    • Nevadaville, Colo. in Gilpin County

    • Main Street, in Nevadaville, Gilpin County, Colorado, is a dirt path flanked by log and frame buildings; some businesses have false fronts. Men walk among piled timber and lumber. Roads cut across one side of the valley; Maryland Mountain and...
    • Nevadaville (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1860?
    • Gregory Lode looking south Gregory store & F. Smith Bank.

    • Miners pose outside the Gregory Store and the F. Smith Bank at Gregory Gulch near Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. Frame mine buildings, probably the Gregory Mine, are on the treeless hillside. Shows tailings piles, stone retaining walls,...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Gregory Gulch (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Banks--Colorado--Gregory Gulch--1860-1870.; Gold mining--Colorado--Gregory Gulch--1860-1870.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Gregory Gulch--1860-1870.; Miners--Colorado--Gregory...
    • 1861
    • Main Street, Central City streets

    • A winter view of the intersection of Main Street and Eureka streets in Central City, Colorado; signs read "Head Quarters Lager Beer Saloon," "Bookstore," "Bank," "Wholesale & Retail Dry Goods," and "Central Overland California & Pike's Peak Express...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Business districts--Colorado--Central City--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Central City--1860-1870.
    • 1862
    • Letter to Samuel L Dewel (Duel) from A. Hosterman

    • Samuel Dewel (Duel) served in the Civil War in Company A, 32nd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers. He served from July 12, 1861 to August 19, 1862. He was honorably discharged for medical reasons. Friend A Hosterman wrote this letter to Dewel prior...
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    • 1862 June 29
    • Fall River near Idaho Springs

    • View of Fall River (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Wooden buildings, log cabins, a tent, and a covered wagon are near Fall River and Clear Creek.
    • Clear Creek (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Fall River (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Fall River (Colo. : Town)--1860-1880.; Streams--Colorado--Fall River--1870-1880.; Wooden buildings--Colorado--Fall River--1870-1880.
    • 1863
    • Scene on Monument Creek

    • A man stands near conical-shaped limestone columns with flat caps of resistant rock in Monument Park, El Paso County, Colorado. Shows scrubby vegetation, a stand of trees is in the distance.
    • El Paso County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Monument Park (El Paso County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Rock formations--Colorado--El Paso County--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Empire City, C.T.

    • View of Empire (Clear Creek County), Colorado; shows log and wood houses, businesses, felled timber, tailings, and mine railroad tracks.
    • Empire (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Empire--1860-1870.; Log buildings--Colorado--Empire--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Empire--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Denver

    • Men and women stand near the edge of Cherry Creek as it floods the streets near 16th (Sixteenth) and Larimer Streets in Denver, Colorado. A sign on a nearby building reads: "Drugs, Chemicals, Oils, Paints, Brushes, & Glass".
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Buildings--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Garden of the Gods

    • A man poses in the Garden of the Gods near rock formations in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado. Shows The Needles, a collection of vertical, sandstone pinnacles.
    • Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Parks--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1860-1870.; Rock formations--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Montgomery C.T.

    • View of log, frame, and probably mine buildings in Montgomery (Park County), Colorado. Cabins have log or sod roofs, stone chimneys, and metal pipes. Shows a wooden water wheel and timber piles between houses. A commercial building sign reads:...
    • Montgomery (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Log cabins--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Old view of Denver

    • View of Denver, Colorado. Saint John's Church in the Wilderness (Episcopal) at 14th (Fourteenth) and Arapahoe Streets is near houses in a residential area.
    • Saint John's Church in the Wilderness (Denver, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Episcopal churches--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Houses--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Central City, C. T.

    • View of Central City, Colorado in Gilpin County before the fire that destroyed most of the town. Piles of boards behind commercial buildings near patches of snow on the ground. Signs: "Clothing & Furnishing Goods O. K. Store Wholesale & Retail,"...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Waterfalls at Montgomery, C.T.

    • View of a wooden water wheel and an arrastre used for grinding ore in Montgomery (Park County), Colorado. A flume and probably a wooden platform are on the hillside near waterfalls and a creek.
    • Montgomery (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Grinding wheels--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Mining equipment--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Streams--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.;...
    • 1864
    • Montgomery

    • Panoramic view of log and frame houses, mine buildings, and a lake near the Middle Fork of the South Platte River in Montgomery (Park County), Colorado. Shows snow-covered mountains in probably the Tenmile Range.
    • Montgomery (Colo.)--1860-1870.; South Platte River, Middle Fork (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Lakes & ponds--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Log cabins--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Mine...
    • 1864
    • Old view of Denver

    • View, facing east, of Denver, Colorado. The Lawrence Street Methodist Episcopal Church at 14th (Fourteenth) and Lawrence Streets is near groups of houses in a residential area.
    • Lawrence Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Denver, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Houses--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Methodist Episcopal churches--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Twin Lakes

    • View across the Twin Lakes Reservoir towards snow covered Mounts Elbert and Massive near Twin Lakes (Lake County), Colorado. A woman wears a dress and stands near a covered wagon along a dirt trail. Fir trees dot the hills.
    • Elbert, Mount (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Lake County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Massive, Mount (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Twin Lakes (Colo. : Lake)--1860-1870.; Lakes & ponds--Colorado--Lake County--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Twin Lakes in the Rocky Mountains

    • View across the Twin Lakes Reservoir towards Mounts Elbert and Massive near Twin Lakes (Lake County), Colorado. Shows fir trees, rocks and a dirt path. A man and a woman sit on a boulder.
    • Elbert, Mount (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Lake County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Massive, Mount (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Twin Lakes (Colo. : Lake)--1860-1870.; Lakes & ponds--Colorado--Lake County--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Black Hawk, Colorado

    • Panoramic view of frame and brick buildings on Gregory Street in Blackhawk (Black Hawk), Gilpin County, Colorado. Shows the Presbyterian Church with a spire on a hillside, and commercial buildings with signs that read: "Wholesale & Retail...
    • Blackhawk (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Blackhawk--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Scene on Monument Creek near Colorado City

    • View of eroded limestone rock formations and trees in Monument Park, El Paso County, Colorado.
    • El Paso County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Monument Park (El Paso County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Rock formations--Colorado--El Paso County--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Mines of North Empire

    • View of the mines and the buildings near North Empire (Clear Creek County), Colorado.
    • North Empire (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Empire--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Old view of Denver

    • Roof-top view of Denver, Colorado. Cherry Creek is near business buildings and homes. Signs read: "Gazette", "Commonwealth", "J. G. Vawter & Co.", and "De Vor's Corner".
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Houses--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Mercantile facilities--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Streams--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Montgomery City

    • View of log houses and probably mine buildings in Montgomery, Park County, Colorado. Cabins have log or grass roofs and metal chimney pipes. Stacks of timber are between houses. A commercial building sign reads: "Groceries and Provisio[ns?]." Dead...
    • Montgomery (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Log cabins--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Mine buildings--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.; Mining--Colorado--Montgomery--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Great flood in Denver, May 19th, 1864

    • View of frame and brick commercial buildings and houses near downtown Denver, Colorado and the flooded South Platte River and Cherry Creek. People stand beside Cherry Creek near a brick building with a sign that reads: "Drugs, Chemicals, Paints,...
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.;...
    • 1864 May 19
    • Denver flood

    • View of brick and frame houses and commercial buildings in Denver and Auraria during a Cherry Creek and South Platte River flood. A brick house near the standing water of Cherry Creek has a gabled rood and gingerbread details. Signs on flooded...
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.;...
    • 1864 May 19
    • Central City

    • View of Eureka Street in Central City (Gilpin County), Colorado. Men and horse-drawn wagons are in the dirt street near lumber piles. Signs on businesses read: "Drug St[ore]," "Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods," "Hardware, Stoves & Tin Ware," "Book...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Commercial streets--Colorado--Central City--1860-1870.
    • 1865
    • Larimer Street

    • Men stand near businesses on Larimer Street in Denver, Colorado. Signs read: "Broadway Sto[re]", "Dry Goods & Clo[thes] Wholesale & Ret[ail]", "Tappan & Co", "Groceries Wines & Liquors At Wholesale & Retail". Lawrence Street Methodist Episcopal...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Mercantile facilities--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • Pearl St., 13th looking west

    • Men and women pose on Pearl Street at the intersection of 13th (Thirteenth) Street in Boulder (Boulder County), Colorado. People are on the porch of the two-story Colorado House hotel with a gabled roof. The first brick commercial building in...
    • Boulder (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.; Corrals--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.; Hotels--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Boulder--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • West end South Adams village

    • View of frame buildings with gabled roofs in a town near hills and trees. Probably an ore pile and ore car tracks are near a river. One or two story buildings are near probably a barn and timber piles. Cultivated crops are near deciduous trees. A...
    • Cities & towns--1860-1870.; Croplands--1860-1870.; Mine railroad cars--1860-1870.; Mining--1860-1870.; Rivers--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • East end

    • Mine tunnel entrances and ore car tracks are in a mountain valley near frame buildings. Houses have gabled roofs and brick chimneys. A building has a square stone cupola with a finial. Timber fences, laundry on a clothesline, and tree stumps are...
    • Houses--1860-1870.; Mine railroads--1860-1870.; Mining--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • Representatives of the press, with the excursion

    • Journalists with the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian pose in suits, overcoats, caps, wide brimmed hats or top hats; they stand near a canvas tent in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows a stove pipe near canvas tents supported...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Journalists--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Tourists--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • View of Camp No. 2 from Prospect Hill

    • Distant view of Union Pacific Railroad passenger cars beside canvas tents near the Platte River in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows people beside a Pullman car and a United States flag on a flag pole in the camp. The encampment was for...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Camping--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroads--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • S. end E. front U.P. railroad works at Omaha

    • View of frame railroad works buildings and the brick engine house of the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Piles of lumber are stacked near the railroad buildings. Shows a depression in a grassy field.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • N. end W. front U.P.R.R. Works, Omaha

    • Cows graze near Union Pacific Railroad tracks and railroad works buildings in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Multi-story probably brick buildings are near a smokestack.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad facilities--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Landing of the U.P.R.R. Excursts. at Omaha (1)

    • People stand near piles of supplies stored in barrels, wooden crates and burlap sacks, in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Shows a stagecoach, horse drawn wagons, railroad tracks, a Union Pacific Railroad car, and probably the "Colorado" or the...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Missouri River--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Steamboats--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Tourists--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Steamers Denver and Colorado, U.P.R.R.

    • People disembark at Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska, and pose near the steamers "Denver" and "Colorado" on the Missouri River. Shows tall smokestacks on steamboats, and people behind ornate wooden railings on upper and lower story observation...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Missouri River--1860-1870.; Omaha (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Rivers--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.; Steamboats--Nebraska--Omaha--1860-1870.;...
    • 1866 October
    • Group of Excursts. at Camp No. 1 Columbus, Neb.

    • Men and women, members of the Union Pacific excurions to the 100th meridian, pose in a group near burned fire rings and a tent at a camp site in Columbus (Platte County), Nebraska. The men wear top hats or "wideawake" hats, overcoats and pose with...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Columbus (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Columbus--1860-1870.; Tourists--Nebraska--Columbus--1860-1870.; Women--Nebraska--Columbus--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October
    • Camp of Pawnee Indians on the Platte Valley

    • Native American (Pawnee) men are on horseback probably near the Platte River in Nebraska. Shows tepees and distant, sparse trees. Men wear feather headdresses for a staged performance for members of the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Pawnee Indians--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--1860-1870.;...
    • 1866 October
    • Group of Mounted Pawnee Warriors

    • Native American (Pawnee) men pose in a row beside a tepee, probably near the Platte River in Nebraska. Some of the men wear feather headdresses for a staged performance for members of the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company.--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Pawnee Indians--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--1860-1870.; Tipis--Nebraska--1860-1870.
    • 1866 October

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